Relay Mailbox

Relay Mailbox

Description Littera excambio (cn. USPS Relay Mailbox) are the unsung workhorses of urban mail delivery. L. excambio holds a day’s worth of mail for the mail carrier, since they can only hold so much mail at one time, allowing the mail carrier to come back to their L. excambio multiple times a day.  Identification A…

CityRack Small Hoop Rack

CityRack Small Hoop Rack

Description Ubiquitous public and free bike parking on New York City sidewalks, in a smaller package, allowing for one bicycle to be safely secured.  See also larger cousin rota custodia (cn. CityRack Large Hoop Rack) which functions similarly, but with unique morphological and utility attributes.  Identification Small sized round cast iron circle, with vertical pole…

Genus: Rota

Genus: Rota

Genus Description DOT provides free bicycle parking racks throughout the five boroughs of a variety of species. Additionally, the DOT set aside space on the street and sidewalks for Citibike, a dock based Bicycle rental service. Species rota custodiaCityRack – Large Hoop Rack rota custodulusMini CityRack – Small Hoop Rack rota tectumBike Parking Shelter rota…